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Ford's Sales Slide Due To F-150 Supply Constraints

Mar 10 2015 09:45 AM | Ford News
The Ford F-150 had an impressive showing in the start of the this year with the F-Series lineup up 17 percent. But as reported in February sales numbers, the F-Series dropped 1.2 percent and the Ford brand itself dropped 1.7 percent year-over-year. So what happened? Blame it on the F-150 supply.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the F-150 is currently only being made at the Dearborn Truck Plant. The other plant - Kansas City - which will also build the F-150, has finished up retooling and is now working on pre-production models to help train employees. But the Detroit Free Press notes with the change over at both plants, it has lost Ford 90,000 F-150 models not rolling off the assembly line.

However there is some...


Ford's Performance Boss Talks Pricing and Production of 2017 GT

Mar 08 2015 11:25 AM | Ford News
Since we first set our eyes on the Ford GT, we knew that it was going to be an expensive proposition for a lucky few. Now we have an idea of how expensive the new supercar will be.

Speaking at the European introduction of the Ford GT, Raj Nair, Ford's Global Product Development chief said the model would “price wise, we’ll be facing off against cars like the Aventador.” That puts a possible pricetag for the GT around $400,000. As for how many GTs we'll see coming off the production line, Ford says that around 250 models will be built for 'several year'.

Now with 250 models being built per year and costing $400,000, you have to wonder how Ford can justify it.

“Because this is a very different car, this is...


Ford's Flex Is Still Kicking Around

Mar 02 2015 08:15 AM | Ford News
The Ford Flex is loved by automotive writers, their owners, and Consumer Reports which recommends the model. But with all of this good news, you would think the Flex would be a big seller. Not at all. Ford Flex Sales in December 2014 totaled 1,786 units, a 24.9 percent decrease when compared to December 2013 and well behind Ford's other three-row crossover, the Explorer. Automotive News says that the average Flex sales totaled around eight models. Pair this with no hint of a next-generation Flex anywhere, it seems the model will be heading into the sunset.

Possibly not. Automotive News says there are two key reasons for why the Flex is still around.Ford makes a nice profit on every Flex sold.Flex is very popular in California....


Ford GT To Built By Multimatic Motorsports In Ontario

Feb 13 2015 01:35 PM | William Maley in Ford News


Another piece in the Ford GT puzzle has been found. Yesterday at the Toronto Auto Show, Ford announced that Multimatic Motorsports - a longstanding partner in Ford's racing programs based in Ontario - will be building the GT. Why Multimatic? Joe Hinri...



Revealed: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Feb 03 2015 08:30 AM | William Maley in Ford News


It has been long rumored, but it has been finally confirmed. Today, Ford revealed the 2016 Focus RS - the third Focus iteration to wear the famed RS name. As has been rumored, the third-generation Focus RS uses the 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder found un...





Rumorpile: A Higher-Performance Fiesta Is In The Pipeline

Jan 30 2015 03:15 PM | William Maley in Ford News


There could be a hotter Ford Fiesta in the wings. Autocar spoke with Tyrone Johnson, manager of Ford Performance (group that brings together RS and SVT). Johnson revealed that work was being done on a higher-performance Fiesta that would use the curren...



Ford Announces February 3rd As the Date for Focus RS

Jan 21 2015 03:45 PM | William Maley in Ford News


One of the vehicles we were expecting to see at the Detroit Auto Show but didn't show was the Focus RS. Well it appears Ford has something special for that. The company has released a teaser video showing a camouflaged Focus RS doing a bit of sliding a...







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